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The Best Pore Cleansing Devices to Play Dermatologist With

Tools that'll make up for missing your dermatologist appointment.

best pore cleaning devices

What up, pores? It's been a while since I've tended to you guys, which explains why you're looking rather large and congested. I don't want to use my fingers to squeeze and probe at you. A safe and reliable pore cleaning device will do the trick! (You should talk and listen to your skin, haven't you heard?) In all seriousness, pores can feel like a mystery. You don't know what's inside of them and they have a mind of their own. There are products out there made specifically for shrinking the size of pores, like cult-loved Biore Pore Strips ($6) and various acids that exfoliate the skin. But if you put aside Biore Strips and salicylic acid, the next I'm-not-playing-around skincare step is trying a pore cleaning device.

These tools work to remove blackheads, excess oil, and build-up. Most devices also feature different modes that lift the skin while penetrating products deeper into your moisture barrier. If you're looking for a DIY solution, look no further, my friend. These skincare tools will replace costly in-office microdermabrasion treatments and allow you to play derm in your own bathroom and be ready for whatever emerges from your pores (just don't get too carried away, and always read the instructions!). Before using any device, properly cleanse your skin to prep your pores and pull out a steamer if you have one to open your pores even more—a steamy shower is a cheat code. Ahead, 10 effective pore-cleaning devices for at-home facial feels.

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Top-Rated Pick
Blackhead Remover Vacuum Pore Cleaner
LONOVE amazon.com
$25.99 (10% off)

With thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon and an unbeatable price, it's hard to not want to try this pore vacuum. Equipped with five power settings to tend to different skin types and needs, this smooth suction head is designed to work with the skin, not against it. It promises to gently remove pesky blackheads with a painless process that can even reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. 

The High-Tech One
Blackhead Remover Vacuum
Eunon amazon.com

A smart gadget for your skin does exist...in the form of a USB-charged handheld blackhead vacuum. The Amazon reviews are in, and this one's up with a 4.8 out of 5-star rating. You can control everything from this little LCD screen, like adjustable suction levels, battery status and the operation process. It's a mighty but gentle machine that sucks out stubborn blackheads, whiteheads and zits. 

The Most Popular One
DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser
DERMAFLASH dermstore.com
$79.20 (20% off)

You've heard the praises and read the rave reviews, but does this pore-busting product live up to the hype? The answer is yes, coming from a skincare skeptic who has tried it. Here's why: The swiveled spatula works in two modes, extract and infuse. The extract mode pushes out gunk from your pores, like excess oil and blackheads, while the infuse mode penetrates products deeper into the skin, like your go-to serum or moisturizer, past the skin's barrier. The result is nearly invisible pores. 

The Technology Whiz
Blackhead Remover with Camera
Oiiwak amazon.com

This tool is everything you'd ever want in a blackhead buster. What's cool about it is it has LED lights and a camera. LED lights improve your skin texture over time, and the camera  captures really clear images of your skin that will show its current condition in an app. This is what you call pore investigation 2.0.   

The Pore-Unclogging One
Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber Pro
The Pore Company theporecompany.com

Lots of mysterious stuff is trapped in our skin, and this curved spatula made of stainless steel needs to be your secret weapon to remove it. It works overtime on clogged pores to shrink their size and sloughs away dead skin cells for a smoother surface. The vibrations feature ultrasonic wave frequencies, which deeply rejuvenates the skin for a long-lasting glow. 

The Three-In-One
Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber
HailiCare amazon.com

If your pores are crying to be cleaned from a fun night that resulted in you sleeping in your makeup, or just excess grime and build-up, reach for this three-in-one. It's a ($35!) multitasking device that cleanses, moisturizes, and lifts the skin in three different modes using vibrations. Use the cleansing mode for up to five minutes to refresh your pores, the moisturizing mode for 10 minutes to speed up product absorption into the skin, and the lift mode for 10 minutes to firm-up the skin. 

The Dermatologist-Approved One
Personal Microderm Classic Device
PMD amazon.com

Play dermatologist and turn your bathroom into an in-office treatment room with this microderm device. Each disk offers a different level of intensity to offer a deep exfoliation that will do away with rough patches, acne scars and acne. Made for all parts of the face and body, the soft suction also increases cell turnover, resulting in better skin elasticity and smoothness. 

The Award-Winning One
Pore Cleansing MD System
Rodan + Fields rodanandfields.com

This pore extractor features a targeted tip that's made for you to gently glide across the skin in circular motions—just be careful to not work it across one area for more than three times—for a deep cleanse and exfoliation. It also comes with a blackhead tip that applies just the right amount of pressure to properly extract them. Start by incorporating this into your skincare routine once per week to reap the benefits. 

The Budget Buy
Skin Scrubber
Gugug amazon.com

For just $20, this hefty tool has high frequency vibration and several modes to serve specific ailments. Along with its cleanse and lift mode, it also has an Ion+ and Ion- setting. Ion+ lifts unwanted oil and build-up from environmental elements. Ion- allows a deeper product penetration, so save your favorite serum for this. It also tightens sagging skin and promotes blood circulation for an extra plumped face. 

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